Monthly Archives: May 2021

CDFA Technical Assistance Program debuts new webpage

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces a new webpage is now available for its Technical Assistance Program. The CDFA Technical Assistance Program (TAP) provides educational resources to help small-scale produce farms comply with the federal Food Safety … Continue reading

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Farm to School Network Newsletter features information, resources, events for F2S practitioners / enthusiasts in CA

Check out the latest California Farm to School Network newsletter! Highlights include: CDFA updates: Celebrating F2S grant awardees! School Lunch Hero Day: Huge thank you to our school nutrition professionals California Department of Education: Farm to Summer Celebration Week USDA … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Elisa Gollub supports efforts to connect everyone with fresh, California-grown produce that is accessible and affordable

NAME: Elisa Gollub, Ph.D. YEARS AT CDFA: Almost 2.5 years PROGRAM: Office of Farm to Fork TITLE: Impact & Communications Lead / Research Data Specialist II USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES: I try to take a walking break or walking meeting most … Continue reading

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Save the date! FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference will be October 27-28 in San Luis Obispo

The annual FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference will be hosted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) in collaboration with Western Plant Health (WPH) October 27-28, 2021, at the Embassy Suites hotel in … Continue reading

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Food Safety E-Learning Series: attend sessions this week about production agricultural water, view previous sessions about biological soil amendments of animal origin

Register now to attend three free, online courses starting this week about production agricultural water. These courses are part of the California Farm Food Safety E-Learning series created by the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology, funded by the … Continue reading

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CDFA website highlights actions underway to reduce food waste

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FREP blog shows results of research project examining biochar as soil amendment to improve nitrogen and water management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) released a bog post: Research Update: Biochar as a soil amendment. The post, which is part of a “Research Update” series that highlights projects funded by … Continue reading

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